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Ken Salo

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Contact Information

Urban and Regional Planning
314 Temple Buell Hall
611 E Lorado Taft Dr
M/C 619
Champaign, IL 61820
Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning


Professor Salo teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental justice, environmental racism, law and international environmental policy, global justice movements, international development and planning, and negotiation and conflict management.

Research Interests

Environmental law and justice, international human rights, food security and water sovereignty, political ecology of resource conflicts, agrarian movements, sustainable agriculture, and legal cultures in postcolonial societies.



  • Master of Laws, University Western Cape, University Cape Town, 1999
  • Bachelor of Laws, University Western Cape, University Cape Town, 1993


Highlighted Publications

Salo, K. 2007. “Contesting Liberal Legality: Informal Legal Cultures in Post-apartheid South Africa’s Privatizing Seafood Fishery.” African Studies Quarterly (September edition).

Salo, K. 2004. “Resurgent Local Legalities.” New Agricultural Network Newsletter Aug 11.

Salo, K. 2004. “Reinterpreting Organic as Alternate to Industrial Food.” Agro-Ecology Newsletter Volume 13, Number 3.

Clark, BM., Hauck, M., Harris JM., Salo, K. and E. Russell. 2002. “Identifying subsistence fishers, fishing areas, resource use and activities along the South African coast.” South African Journal of Marine Science 24:489-501.

Harris, JM, Sowman, M, Branch, GM., Clark, BM., Cockroft, AC., Coetzee.C., Dye, AH., Hauck, M., Johnston, A., Kati-Kati,L., Maseko, Z., Salo, K., Sauer, WHH., Siqwana-Ndulo, N and J. Beaumont. 2002. “The process of developing a management system for subsistence fisheries in South Africa: recognizing and formalizing a marginalized fishing sector in South Africa.” South African Journal of Marine Science 24:405-424.